For what its worth, there are some things you should not do. for
example, I stood in for our local prep school when their carpentry
teacher left and wasnt immediatrely replaced.
Dont have the students each do something different!! its a
nightmare. They should all do the same thing. The 1st term i was
effectively doing all the work|!| One boy Wanted to build jumps for
his sisters pony, another wanted to make a bedside table. A fair lass
of 10 anted to make a dolls house. She was good!!.
So the projects did get finished, with 99% of the work being done by
me. Out of the 10 students only 1 could saw strait.
The second term they all had to make a tea pot stand. No ifs or
As to metal work, metal smithing? its a tall order. I suggest you
use copper or aluminium, rod or tube, and stick to only hammer and
file work. No brazing or polishing. all too hazurdous.
you need to read what our Australian smith richard Hopkins has done
with street kids.
thats the way to go.
also accept no responsibility for any accidents!.